Inspired by a LEGO Ideas reader submission, the LEGO TRON: Legacy set includes a pair of the film’s iconic light cycles with minifig seats, a grid display base, and minifigs of Sam Flynn, Quorra, and Rinzler. We can already hear Daft Punk playing in our heads. Drops 3/31/18.
Many of the kits that turn up on the LEGO Ideas site are based on popular franchises. Those often don’t get made due to licensing issues. So we were tickled to see this fun design from Hsinwei Chi for a totally-doable LEGO kit – a hot dog truck with a big weiner dog on top.
LEGO Certified Professional Ryan “The Brickman” McNaught and his team recently completed this replica of NASA’s SLS Rocket. The model measures nearly 25 ft tall, weighs 1100+ lb, and was built using 460,323 LEGO bricks, and took over 563 hours to complete.
We always assumed that LEGO constructions were fairly delicate, and certainly not capable of lifting more weight than we can. But the Brick Experiment Channel shows off a contraption they built that can lift 102.2 kg, or about 224.8 lb, using only LEGO Technic parts and string.
After wowing us with his 90,000 piece LEGO roller coaster model, builder Tomáš Kašpařík aka Chairudo shared this footage that gives us a look at what minifigs see when they go for a ride. We wish we could go through the shrinker ray and hang out at his theme park.
John Muntean shows off his amazing LEGO shadow sculptures, each of which looks like an amorphous blob, but casts shadows of three distinct images as it’s rotated through a beam of light. After DragonButterflyJet, be sure to check out KnightMermaidPirateShip and ABC.
LEGO fanatic Shadow Elenter created this sweet Technic setup – a thrill ride for Minifigs that combines elements of a roller coaster, a spinner, and other amusement park rides in a small footprint. This should be an official LEGO Technic set. POV footage at 1:45.
If you happen to spend any time in Baia Mare, Romania, you might get to see this impressive LEGO build up close and personal, otherwise, sit back and enjoy the wonder that is the world’s tallest LEGO spiral train. hntrains‘ 22 level construction measures nearly 10 feet tall.
Born from the LEGO Ideas website comes a 962-piece set which lets you build an old-timey ship inside of a clear plastic bottle with a LEGO cork. The ship features sails, cannons, and a crow’s nest, and the bottle sites on a stand with compass and globe details. Drops 2/1/18.
Make it so awesome with these sweet custom Trek characters from Minifigs.me. The set includes Picard, Riker, Troi, Data, Worf, Geordi, Dr. Crusher, Wesley – and his epic rainbow sweater. Available in flesh tone or traditional LEGO yellow. Individual figures also available.
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